North Kohala Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library System

54-3645 Akoni Pule Hwy., Kapaau, HI 96755

Internship Description

The intern will gain experience in programming for both adults and children, in materials selection, and in weeding the children’s and adult fiction collection

Library/Collection Description

North Kohala Library has a small general public library collection of 20,000 items. 3,000 DVDs account for 25% of the circulation. The balance of the collection consists of popular materials for adults, children, and teens. The library has an archive room with a limited collection of materials related to the history of North Kohala.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion of the following courses:

  • LIS 601 Introduction to Reference & Information Services

Desired Qualifications

  • Enthusiasm, friendliness, steadfastness, precision, and a willingness to learn.

Weekly Schedule

The branch can accommodate the intern’s other work and family schedules.

Goals and Outcomes

The intern will have the opportunity to experience the process of planning, organizing, scheduling, publicizing, and presenting library programs.
The intern will have the opportunity to select materials within a branch budget from a statewide order list.
The intern will work with the youth services librarian and the library assistant in weeding the juvenile collection and the adult fiction collection.
The intern will also assist with book processing, shelving, displays, circulation and other day to day tasks.

Evaluation Methods

Based on the program requirements, the branch manager will provide guidance and assessment on a regular basis.

Evaluation Schedule

Unless otherwise directed, the branch manager will evaluate the intern on a monthly basis as is done with training a new employee.

Contact Information

Ashley Spencer
(808) 889-6655
Last Updated: 2023April04